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African IT leaders failing in skills development.

African IT leaders shy on skills development

Tech giant IBM has released results of a survey that point to continent-wide challenge.

East Africa PC shipments grow 3%, says IDC.

East Africa PC shipments grow 3%

Demand buoyed by Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda while a 16% levy hurts Kenya’s market.

MasterCard seals e-payments deal with Africa’s Ecobank.

MasterCard seals e-payments deal with Africa’s Ecobank

Debit and credit cards, as well as acceptance points, to reach ‘60%’ of continent’s population.

Startup helps Nigerian business card printing ‘suck less’.

Startup helps Nigerian business card printing ‘suck less’

Local web-to-print e-commerce website Printivo.com launched operations last week.

Construction of three technology manufacturing plants in Nigeria is planned.

Chinese firm building three tech-equipment plants in Nigeria

Facilities are expected to manufacture mobile phones, tablets, laptops and home appliances.

TechCabal editor-in-chief Bankole Oluwafemi.

Nigerian startups to face-off in ‘Battlefield’ contest

Top Nigerian tech blog seeks to break away from competitions focusing on niche sectors.

HSBC Egypt upgrades call centre technology.

HSBC Egypt upgrades call centre technology

North African nation ‘becomes the first in MENA’ to get an advanced voice response system.

Africa, Mideast PC shipments tumble 13%.

Africa, Mideast PC shipments market tumbles 13%

South Africa’s weak rand and political unrest rock the market on the continent.

Egypt and South Africa experienced sharp declines in their external storage markets in the third quarter of 2013.

Sharp declines for SA, Egypt’s external storage markets

Poor performance for African countries, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).

Africa’s top four technology predictions for 2014.

Africa’s top four technology predictions for 2014

More 3G and LTE take-up, mergers and acquisitions, and online content on its way.

South African computer hardware sales forecast to hit R38bn.

South African computer hardware sales forecast to hit R38bn

Business Monitor International (BMI) has released its annual forecasts as it points to strong cloud adoption.